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Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
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Plein Air Gathering 9:00 am
Plein Air Gathering @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The next plein air gathering, which allows artists to paint or draw outdoors in the parks, will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 2 at Riverbend Recreation Area. The free program, hosted by Hancock Park District, is for teens and adults who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Participants should bring supplies and equipment and dress for ground and weather conditions. No registration is necessary. A coordinator will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. If it rains, the session will be cancelled. Participants should meet at the north end of the Big Oaks parking lot. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Escape Room 12:00 pm
Escape Room @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Escape Room, a program inspired by the popular escape room games and applications, will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. daily from June 3-5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants will be “trapped” inside and will have to solve clues to get out. Clues will include riddles, puzzles, codes and keys with the inclusion of props and tools. Registration is $20 per person for 12 years and older and $10 per person for those under 12 years old, and must be made by 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hancock Park District office. The non-scary program is for families, friends and co-workers. The program is recommended for adults, families and children 7 years old and up. Children under 7 years old may become frustrated with the activity. Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each time can accommodate 2-6 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for instructions.
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Escape Room 12:00 pm
Escape Room @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Escape Room, a program inspired by the popular escape room games and applications, will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. daily from June 3-5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants will be “trapped” inside and will have to solve clues to get out. Clues will include riddles, puzzles, codes and keys with the inclusion of props and tools. Registration is $20 per person for 12 years and older and $10 per person for those under 12 years old, and must be made by 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hancock Park District office. The non-scary program is for families, friends and co-workers. The program is recommended for adults, families and children 7 years old and up. Children under 7 years old may become frustrated with the activity. Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each time can accommodate 2-6 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for instructions.
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Escape Room 12:00 pm
Escape Room @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Escape Room, a program inspired by the popular escape room games and applications, will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. daily from June 3-5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Hancock Park District, participants will be “trapped” inside and will have to solve clues to get out. Clues will include riddles, puzzles, codes and keys with the inclusion of props and tools. Registration is $20 per person for 12 years and older and $10 per person for those under 12 years old, and must be made by 4:30 p.m. June 2 at the Hancock Park District office. The non-scary program is for families, friends and co-workers. The program is recommended for adults, families and children 7 years old and up. Children under 7 years old may become frustrated with the activity. Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each time can accommodate 2-6 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for instructions.
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16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea 9:30 am
16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
This year’s Peter Rabbit Tea will feature “The Tale of Tiggy-Winkle.” First you’ll head to the barn to have the story read to you by Beatrix Potter. Then it’s to the 1847 McKinnis house for tea. Afterwards, you can meet Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and join her in the washhouse to lend a hand with the wash and participate in a scavenger hunt in the historical garden. Litzenberg Memorial Woods Gate House Monday tea times: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM & 4 PM Required to be ages 4-6 with an adult companion; one adult required for every two children Register with $4 per person by 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 2 Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20 attendance per session
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16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea 9:30 am
16th Annual Peter Rabbit Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
This year’s Peter Rabbit Tea will feature “The Tale of Tiggy-Winkle.” First you’ll head to the barn to have the story read to you by Beatrix Potter. Then it’s to the 1847 McKinnis house for tea. Afterwards, you can meet Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and join her in the washhouse to lend a hand with the wash and participate in a scavenger hunt in the historical garden. Litzenberg Memorial Woods Gate House Monday tea times: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM & 4 PM Required to be ages 4-6 with an adult companion; one adult required for every two children Register with $4 per person by 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 2 Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20 attendance per session
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Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival 5:00 pm
Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival @ Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church Family Life Center auditorium
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 14th annual Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival will be held June 10, 11 and 12 at the Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church Family Life Center auditorium, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky. More than 20 groups from Ohio and surrounding states will perform during the event. The schedule of performers includes: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 10 — Trinity, Chris Baldwin, Pat Roberts, Carl Woodring, Ed and Deb Damphouse, Latter Rain, Peaceful Waters and Jason Woods; 5 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. June 11 — Randy Long, Jason Woods, Danny Ray, Cornerstone Gospel, HeartSong, Marlene Vance, Homelighters Quartet and Peggy Richardson; and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12 — Between Here and Heaven, One Voice, Jimmy Potridge, Donna Sue Halbisen, Bill Adkins and Jason Woods. Food service is provided for a suggested donation. Freewill offerings will be taken each night.
SaMaX 9:00 pm
SaMaX @ Alexandria's
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SaMaX, a rock trio out of Lima, will be playing their first show at Alexandria’s. Formed in 2012, their influences span many genres, including blues, soul, Americana, and country. Come enjoy good drinks and good music!
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Community Petting Zoo 2:00 pm
Community Petting Zoo @ Brookdale Findlay
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A free community petting zoo will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brookdale Findlay assisted living community, 725 Fox Run Road. Animals will be provided by members of the Lucky Star 4-H Club, and by Tammy Parkins and Cole Fisher.
Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival 5:00 pm
Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival @ Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church Family Life Center auditorium
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 14th annual Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival will be held June 10, 11 and 12 at the Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church Family Life Center auditorium, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky. More than 20 groups from Ohio and surrounding states will perform during the event. The schedule of performers includes: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 10 — Trinity, Chris Baldwin, Pat Roberts, Carl Woodring, Ed and Deb Damphouse, Latter Rain, Peaceful Waters and Jason Woods; 5 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. June 11 — Randy Long, Jason Woods, Danny Ray, Cornerstone Gospel, HeartSong, Marlene Vance, Homelighters Quartet and Peggy Richardson; and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12 — Between Here and Heaven, One Voice, Jimmy Potridge, Donna Sue Halbisen, Bill Adkins and Jason Woods. Food service is provided for a suggested donation. Freewill offerings will be taken each night.
Hurricane Jayne and the House Rockers 8:00 pm
Hurricane Jayne and the House Rockers @ Coffee Amici
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hurricane Jayne and The House Rockers will rock the night away with tunes you’ll want to sing along with. Come for a night of funny and not so funny jokes, familiar songs, and a great group that will appreciate your attendance and potentially embarrass you.
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Insect Viewing Open House 1:00 pm
Insect Viewing Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house to view insects will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants can look at various insects on display. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or online: HancockParks.com
Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival 5:00 pm
Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival @ Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church Family Life Center auditorium
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 14th annual Sandusky River Valley Gospel Festival will be held June 10, 11 and 12 at the Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church Family Life Center auditorium, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky. More than 20 groups from Ohio and surrounding states will perform during the event. The schedule of performers includes: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 10 — Trinity, Chris Baldwin, Pat Roberts, Carl Woodring, Ed and Deb Damphouse, Latter Rain, Peaceful Waters and Jason Woods; 5 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. June 11 — Randy Long, Jason Woods, Danny Ray, Cornerstone Gospel, HeartSong, Marlene Vance, Homelighters Quartet and Peggy Richardson; and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12 — Between Here and Heaven, One Voice, Jimmy Potridge, Donna Sue Halbisen, Bill Adkins and Jason Woods. Food service is provided for a suggested donation. Freewill offerings will be taken each night.
Fostoria Community Band – Tiffin Concert 7:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band – Tiffin Concert @ Hedges-Boyer Park
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band has announced its 2016 spring/summer concert schedule. The outdoor concerts featuring marches, folk tunes and old-time favorites will be held at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin at 7:30 p.m. June 12 and Foundation Park in Fostoria at 7:30 p.m. June 19. The band is comprised of about 50 members who live in Fostoria and the surrounding area and is under the direction of Justin Brinkman. Contact Bob Feisel at 419-435-5533 for more information.
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University of Findlay CSI Camp
University of Findlay CSI Camp @ The University of Findlay
Jun 13 – Jun 17 all-day
The University of Findlay will host a five-day forensic science summer camp, CSI Camp, for high school students from June 13-17. The camp offers students a chance to solve crimes using biology, chemistry, math and physics to analyze evidence found at pseudo crime scenes. The most successful teams may win cash prizes at the end of the week. University faculty with experience in the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, FBI and other law enforcement agencies will also interact with students at the camp. The camp costs $425, including room and board, snacks, meals, materials and a T-shirt. To sign up for the camp or get more information visit https://www.findlay.edu/liberalarts/forensicscience/CSI-Camp
Wee Ones Discovery Story — Insects 10:00 am
Wee Ones Discovery Story — Insects @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will present a “Wee Ones Discovery Story” about insects and bugs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 13 the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be presented each time. There will be a story, activities and a craft. Insects will be displayed, too. The free program is recommended for 3-year-olds and under, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Pioneer-Era Toys 6:30 pm
Pioneer-Era Toys @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm
A program on making pioneer-era toys will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, west of Findlay. Participants will make graces, a hoop and stick toss game for girls; and a checker set with the board made of fabric and the checkers made with corn cob pieces. The program is recommended for 8-year-olds and older children, who must be accompanied by an adult. Registration, which includes two sets of toys, is $15 and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Riverside Summer Concerts – Night Jazz 7:00 pm
Riverside Summer Concerts – Night Jazz @ Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shel
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
The 2016 Riverside Summer Concerts series will kick off with a one-hour performance by Night Jazz. The group plays tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra. They do private parties, concerts in the park and wedding receptions. The group is from Flag City USA and surrounding counties. Seating is available, though concertgoers can bring their own chairs and blankets. Early arrival is encouraged for choice seating and parking.
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Container Gardening Program 6:00 pm
Container Gardening Program @ Putnam County District Library - Kalida-Union Township Branch
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
KALIDA — A program on container gardening will be held at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Putnam County District Library’s Kalida-Union Township location. The speaker is Ken Wright of K&J Greenhouse, Columbus Grove.
Plein Air Art Gathering 6:00 pm
Plein Air Art Gathering @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Plein Air art gathering will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Aeraland Recreation Area on Washington Township 243. Artists can paint or draw outdoors. The free program is recommended for teens and adults who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Participants should bring supplies and equipment and dress for ground and weather conditions. Registration is not required. A coordinator will be available to answer questions and provide assistance. If it rains, the session will be canceled. Participants should meet at the south end of the parking lot. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
Country Night featuring Brent Lowry & The Drifters 7:00 pm
Country Night featuring Brent Lowry & The Drifters @ Alexandria's
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stop by the Upper Deck at Alexandria’s for Country Night featuring 100.5 WKXA’s Local Country Artist of the Month, Brent Lowry & The Drifters at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. There is no cover! Brent Lowry & The Drifters is one of northwestern Ohio’s hottest country-rock bands performing the most popular country music of today and several originals with a unique sound enjoyed by many at fairs, festivals, pubs, and more.
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Midnight Riders 9:00 pm
Midnight Riders @ Alexandria's
Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Formed in May of 2012, the members have been in various bands around the Findlay/Fostoria Ohio. They play for the love of the music as well as the friendship they have for each other.
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Discovery Center Open House 10:00 am
Discovery Center Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
An open house at the Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The program will include a hike; bird watching from the “Windows on Wildlife;” mounted and live animals on display; nature videos; field guides; nature books; a touch table and puppets; and seasonal displays and exhibits. Hancock Park District program department staff or volunteers will be available to answer questions. Lauren Emsweller, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead a hike at 1 p.m. to view early summer forest and native summer blooms. Participants should dress for the hike and the weather, bring bug spray and sunscreen, if needed, and wear sturdy walking shoes. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of Ezekiel’s Call, His Way II, Latter Rain and The Thurstons on June 18, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information or visit the Hancock Gospel Pavilion and Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series page on Facebook.
DC Taylor 8:00 pm
DC Taylor @ Coffee Amici
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DC Taylor is an acoustic duo playing in the greater Toledo area, NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Contact dctaylortoledo@gmail.com for booking info.
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Fostoria Community Band – Fostoria Concert 7:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band – Fostoria Concert @ Foundation Park
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band has announced its 2016 spring/summer concert schedule. The outdoor concerts featuring marches, folk tunes and old-time favorites will be held at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin at 7:30 p.m. June 12 and Foundation Park in Fostoria at 7:30 p.m. June 19. The band is comprised of about 50 members who live in Fostoria and the surrounding area and is under the direction of Justin Brinkman. Contact Bob Feisel at 419-435-5533 for more information.
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I Spy in the Park 9:00 am
I Spy in the Park @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration for Hancock Park District’s junior naturalist camp, “I Spy in the Park,” is underway through 4:30 p.m. June 15. Cost is $60 per child. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead events including trail hikes, and canoeing on the pond to search for bugs, slugs, and fish. Children must be 9-12 years old. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water bottle daily. The program will be held with a minimum of six children and a maximum of 20 children. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
No Child Left Indoors 5:30 pm
No Child Left Indoors @ Broken Bird Gun Club
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hancock County Pheasants Forever in partnership with Whitetails Unlimited and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will oversee outdoor activities for youngsters from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 20 at the Broken Bird Gun Club, 23251 Township Road 186, Forest. The program is part of the national “No Child Left Indoors” effort, which emphasizes outdoor recreational activities. Activities will include air rifle and shotgun shooting, archery, kayaking, dog training and survival and Red Cross training. Food will be provided. The program is recommended for youngsters 6-17 years old, accompanied by an adult. Additional programs are planned at 5:30 p.m. July 18 at the Broken Bird Gun Club, and 8 a.m. Aug. 20 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, held in conjunction with the Hancock Parks District. The program is free. Registration is required by emailing Mark Plesec at meplesec@coopertire.com or sending a registration to him at 120 Beechmont Drive, Findlay, 45840.
First Night of Summer Night Hike 9:00 pm
First Night of Summer Night Hike @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Jun 20 @ 9:00 pm
A first night of summer full moon hike will be held at 9 p.m. June 20, beginning at Shelter 5 in Riverbend Recreation Area. The hike will be along the Blanchard River to search for nocturnal animals. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
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I Spy in the Park 9:00 am
I Spy in the Park @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration for Hancock Park District’s junior naturalist camp, “I Spy in the Park,” is underway through 4:30 p.m. June 15. Cost is $60 per child. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead events including trail hikes, and canoeing on the pond to search for bugs, slugs, and fish. Children must be 9-12 years old. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water bottle daily. The program will be held with a minimum of six children and a maximum of 20 children. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
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I Spy in the Park 9:00 am
I Spy in the Park @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration for Hancock Park District’s junior naturalist camp, “I Spy in the Park,” is underway through 4:30 p.m. June 15. Cost is $60 per child. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead events including trail hikes, and canoeing on the pond to search for bugs, slugs, and fish. Children must be 9-12 years old. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water bottle daily. The program will be held with a minimum of six children and a maximum of 20 children. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
Pond Clinic 6:00 pm
Pond Clinic @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 4
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A pond clinic, hosted by the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 22 at Shelter 4 in Riverbend Recreation Area. The program will include presentations by the state Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife; Flag City Water Systems; Ohio State University Extension Service; Legacy Cooperative; and the conservation district. Representatives will discuss fish management; ponds for drinking water and aeration options; pond design and construction; weed management and algae control. Participants may bring a lawn chair and bug repellent. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call the conservation district at 419-422-6569, or online at: www.hancockswcd.com.
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I Spy in the Park 9:00 am
I Spy in the Park @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration for Hancock Park District’s junior naturalist camp, “I Spy in the Park,” is underway through 4:30 p.m. June 15. Cost is $60 per child. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead events including trail hikes, and canoeing on the pond to search for bugs, slugs, and fish. Children must be 9-12 years old. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water bottle daily. The program will be held with a minimum of six children and a maximum of 20 children. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
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I Spy in the Park 9:00 am
I Spy in the Park @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration for Hancock Park District’s junior naturalist camp, “I Spy in the Park,” is underway through 4:30 p.m. June 15. Cost is $60 per child. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24, beginning in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead events including trail hikes, and canoeing on the pond to search for bugs, slugs, and fish. Children must be 9-12 years old. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water bottle daily. The program will be held with a minimum of six children and a maximum of 20 children. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275, or online at HancockParks.com.
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Mammal Furs and Skulls 10:00 am
Mammal Furs and Skulls @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Michelle Rumschlag, Hancock Park District naturalist, will present a program on mammal furs and skulls from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 25 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program will be part of an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for bird watching, viewing mounted and live animals, nature videos, field guides and nature books, a “touch table,” and puppets. There will be seasonal displays and exhibits, too. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Summer Gardening 1:00 pm
Summer Gardening @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A program on summer gardening at Litzenberg Memorial Woods will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 with costumed interpreters of the McKinnis family tending the garden in preparation for the late summer and fall harvest. A variety of gardening techniques and tasks used in the 1840s will be demonstrated, and visitors may have an opportunity to help. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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ABCs of Pioneer Life 9:00 am
ABCs of Pioneer Life @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Budding Historian Camp, offered by Hancock Park District staff, “ABCs of Pioneer Life,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 through June 30 at Litzenberg Memorial Woods and the McKinnis House. The camp, for 6-8 year olds, will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 individuals. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle daily. Registration is $50 per child and must be made by June 22. A medical form is required and available online: www.HancockParks.com. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Archery for Beginners 8:30 am
Archery for Beginners @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Archery for beginners will be held at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon June 28-29. Participants can choose either session. A certified archery instructor will lead the sessions, which include equipment and targets. Participants must be at least 9 years old. Registration is $10 per person, and a signed medical form for participants under 18 years old must be provided by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Medical forms are available online at www.HancockParks.com or at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Parking is available in the front parking lot at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. For more information, call the park office at 419-425-7275.
May the Forces of Energy Be with You 8:30 am
May the Forces of Energy Be with You @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host a “May the Forces of Energy Be with You” camp June 28-30. Sessions for youth ages 7-12 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will investigate the history and science of sound, light, force/motion and electricity. Students will also travel to One Energy to see the new wind turbines up close. The cost is $40 per student for museum members and $50 for nonmembers. The camp is sponsored in part by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Hancock Wood Electric and One Energy. To register, stop by the museum at 422 W. Sandusky St. or call 419-423-4433. Payment is due prior to the start of camp.
Planetarium Program — Galaxies 6:00 pm
Planetarium Program — Galaxies @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
A program on galaxies will be presented in the Hancock Park District inflatable planetarium at 6 p.m. June 28 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program, recommended for 5-year-olds and up, is free, but registration is required because of limited space. Registration deadline is noon on June 27 at the Hancock Park District office. Participants must sit on the floor. Handicap accessibility is available. For more information, call the park office at 419-425-7275.
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Archery for Beginners 8:30 am
Archery for Beginners @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Archery for beginners will be held at Dold Lake in Oakwoods Nature Preserve from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon June 28-29. Participants can choose either session. A certified archery instructor will lead the sessions, which include equipment and targets. Participants must be at least 9 years old. Registration is $10 per person, and a signed medical form for participants under 18 years old must be provided by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Medical forms are available online at www.HancockParks.com or at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Parking is available in the front parking lot at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. For more information, call the park office at 419-425-7275.
May the Forces of Energy Be with You 8:30 am
May the Forces of Energy Be with You @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host a “May the Forces of Energy Be with You” camp June 28-30. Sessions for youth ages 7-12 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will investigate the history and science of sound, light, force/motion and electricity. Students will also travel to One Energy to see the new wind turbines up close. The cost is $40 per student for museum members and $50 for nonmembers. The camp is sponsored in part by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Hancock Wood Electric and One Energy. To register, stop by the museum at 422 W. Sandusky St. or call 419-423-4433. Payment is due prior to the start of camp.
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May the Forces of Energy Be with You 8:30 am
May the Forces of Energy Be with You @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host a “May the Forces of Energy Be with You” camp June 28-30. Sessions for youth ages 7-12 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will investigate the history and science of sound, light, force/motion and electricity. Students will also travel to One Energy to see the new wind turbines up close. The cost is $40 per student for museum members and $50 for nonmembers. The camp is sponsored in part by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Hancock Wood Electric and One Energy. To register, stop by the museum at 422 W. Sandusky St. or call 419-423-4433. Payment is due prior to the start of camp.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An “Art in the Park: Nature Journaling” program, the second of three workshops, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 30 at the Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The focus will be wildflowers and foliage, with both indoor and outdoor time to study and record trees, forbs and grasses. Participants will explore nature journaling techniques including observation, sketching, painting and writing. The program is part of the Adult Nature Education Program through the Hancock Park District. The free program is recommended for teens and adults. There is no registration necessary. Participants should bring colored pencils, a sketchbook, a pencil and an eraser. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

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